A Management Tool
for Preservation and
Maxine K. Sitts, Editor
Northeast Document Conservation Center
Andover, Massachusetts, 2000
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Preservation and Access, by the Northeast Document Conservation Center.
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ISBN No. 0-9634685-4-5
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Handbook for Digital Projects:
A Management Tool for Preservation and Access
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